It’s been over two years since Thomas Bangalter and Man-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the duo previously often known as the robotic electronic musicians Daft Punk, introduced they would be parting ways. However this month marks the tenth anniversary of their final album, Random Entry Recollections—and to rejoice, there’s yet another slice of sci-fi-tinged goodness to share.
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This week noticed the discharge of a brand new anniversary version of Random Entry Recollections, containing a second disc of previously unreleased tracks and unfinished drafts—together with a 2013 demo with Julian Casablancas and the Voidz known as “Infinity Repeating.” With it got here the final Daft Punk music video.
Directed by Warren Fu and produced by Partizan Studio, the video itself is as hypnotic because the beats of the observe itself, a cyclical journey by means of animation kinds and aesthetics charting the evolution of human life on Earth—from the oceans to a cybernetically enhanced future burning itself up with the tempo of progress.
It’s a easy, however fascinating visible accompaniment, particularly (and appropriately) when on loop—and a becoming farewell to the legendary sci-fi-infused aesthetic of Daft Punk, introduced right here in a repeating infinite as each closing, and but additionally endlessly.
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